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UConn receives record 34K freshman applications

UConn said 34,019 high school students applied to be members of its fall freshman class.

UConn prez: Proposed funding cuts would have 'devastating impact'

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In testimony submitted to state legislators Tuesday, UConn President Susan Herbst said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget cuts to the state's flagship university will have a devastating impact...

Audit: CCSU didn't provide sick pay to student workers for 16 months

Though a new state law at the time required it, Central Connecticut State University did not provide paid sick leave to its student-workers in 2012 and half of 2013, state auditors said this week.

National Science Foundation awards UConn $300K

The National Science Foundation has awarded UConn $300,000 to become an I-Corps Site and create the Accelerate UConn program, fostering entrepreneurship and creating businesses out of technology...

Fairfield U.’s new data analytics masters

Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business says it’s accepting applications for its new master of science degree in business analytics launching this summer.

Three CT school bus fleets split $245K for emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $245,000 to three school bus fleets to pay for 11 new school buses that emit less pollution than older buses.

QU prof nets $359K for Hungary research trip

Julia Giblin, an assistant professor of anthropology at Quinnipiac University, has won a $358,558 grant from the National Science Foundation to perform an archaeological dig in Hungary.

Free community college may not work

Michael B. Horn |

In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed making community college tuition free for two years to boost college graduation rates and lift more people into the middle class.

UConn incubator seeks partnerships beyond bioscience

Brad Kane |

While building new partnerships through its affiliation with Jackson Laboratory, UConn wants to leverage the $19 million expansion of its statewide incubator space to attract more diverse companies...

Defunct CT student lender draws down portfolio

A defunct lending organization's loan portfolio continues to grow smaller, according to an audit released Thursday.

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